Recipes of Popular Vodka Mixed Drinks

Don't Miss Out on These Easy Recipes of Popular Vodka Mixed Drinks

Vodka is the most popular spirit used in cocktails. This Tastessence article has mentioned a few easy recipes of the most popular vodka mixed drinks that suit just about every occasion!
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2018
Although some sources trace the origins of vodka to Russia, nothing can be definitely said about where it was first made. However, what is an undisputed fact about this liquor is that it is the most popular choice for making cocktails. Its popularity stems from the fact that it readily mixes with other drinks and has a neutral taste. However, due to its raging popularity, vodka is variably flavored, which may range from blueberry, to strawberry, and the list is endless.

Types of Vodka Cocktails: Some Simple Recipes

Bloody Mary

Ingredients
  • Tomato juice, 3 oz.
  • Vodka, 1½ oz.
  • Lemon juice, ½ oz.
  • Worcestershire sauce, a dash
  • Ground pepper, a dash
  • Hot pepper sauce, to taste
  • Lime and/or lemon wedge, for garnishing
  • Celery stalk, for decoration
  • Celery salt
Procedure

Add tomato juice, lemon juice, vodka, and the Worcestershire sauce (in the same order as given in the recipe) over ice cubes in a highball glass. Mix them well. Add in the seasonings. Vary the amount of hot pepper sauce as per the taste desired. Garnish with lemon and/or lime wedge and add a celery stalk to the drink. Serve this spicy, tomato-flavored vodka drink for a refreshing treat!

Apple Martini

Ingredients
  • Vodka, 2 oz.
  • Green apple schnapps, 1 oz
Procedure

Take some ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka and the green apple schnapps to it and shake well. Strain the drink into chilled glasses. That's all you have to do to make your sweet apple martini. For that touch of the fruit, add a slice of apple or a ring of apple peel. You could also use apple puree in place of apple schnapps.

4th of July

Ingredients
  • Vodka, 1½ oz.
  • Triple sec, ½ oz.
  • Curaçao, ½ oz.
  • Sweet-sour mix, ½ oz.
  • Grenadine, a dash
Procedure

Leave aside grenadine and add all the ingredients in a shaker. Chill it and serve in a martini glass. Add grenadine to make this special Independence Day vodka drink.

White Russian

Ingredients
  • Light cream, 3 oz.
  • Vodka, 2 oz.
  • Coffee liqueur, 1 oz.
Procedure

Add some ice cubes in a glass and pour vodka and coffee liqueur in it. Add cream on the top and serve.

Cosmopolitan

Ingredients
  • Vodka, 1½ oz.
  • Cointreau, 1 oz.
  • Fresh lime juice, ½ oz.
  • Cranberry juice, ¼ oz.
  • Orange peel, to garnish
Procedure

Put some ice in a cocktail shaker, and add all the ingredients (obviously leaving out the orange peel). Shake well and strain it out in a chilled cocktail glass. Use the orange peel to garnish and serve this light martini.

Long Island Iced Tea

Ingredients
  • Sweet and sour mix, 2 oz.
  • Triple sec, 1 oz.
  • Vodka, ¾ oz.
  • Rum, ¾ oz.
  • Tequila (Gold), ¾ oz.
  • Gin, ¾ oz.
  • Cola, a dash
  • Slice of lemon, to garnish
Procedure

Take some ice in a highball glass. Add all the ingredients other than cola and mix well. Top it off with cola for color and garnish with the lemon wedge. Who cares about the calories in long island iced tea. This refreshing cocktail has been an all-time favorite since it was first made in the early 20th century.

Screwdriver

Ingredients
  • Orange juice, 5 oz.
  • Vodka, 2 oz.
  • Orange slice, to garnish
Procedure

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Pour in the vodka and orange juice. Add the orange slice for garnishing and your refreshing, tangy summer drink with a bit of vitamin C is ready to be relished!

Raven

Ingredients
  • Blue curaçao, 1 oz.
  • Vodka, 1 oz.
  • Rum, 1 oz.
  • Chambord, ½ oz.
Procedure

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, blue curaçao, and rum to it and shake it well. Fill a highball glass with fresh ice. Strain the drink in this glass. Slowly add the Chambord to this drink so that it floats on the top. To do this, tilt the glass a little and slowly pour the Chambord so that it drains down the wall of the glass and settles on top of the drink.

Blue Duck

Ingredients
  • Vanilla vodka, 1 oz.
  • Blue curaçao, ½ oz.
  • Chambord raspberry liqueur, a dash
Procedure

Mix vanilla vodka and blue curaçao in a glass and shake it well. Then, pour it into either a shot or martini glass. Add Chambord slowly to the drink so that it floats on the top. One of the best vanilla vodka mixed drinks ever!

These were some of the good mixed drinks with vodka. Though most use the unflavored vodka, some strawberry drinks mixed with vodka are also popular. Other than these, peppermint kiss, orange martini, midnight smash, and pink pineapple are some other popular vodka drinks. Enjoy!